Shiite Muslims prepare for Ashura in Tehran
A vendor sells imaginary pictures of Imam Hussein for Ashura in downtown Tehran, Iran on January 10, 2007. Ashura is the peak of ten days of mourning during the Islamic month of Muharram, the first month of the lunar calendar, when Shiite Muslims mourn the slaughter of Imam Hussein 1366 years ago in what is now Karbala in southern Iraq. (UPI Photo/Mohammad Kheirkhah)
UPI Almanac for Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013.
UPI Almanac for Friday, Feb. 24, 2012.
Four car bombs and a roadside bomb exploded in mostly Shiite neighborhoods in Baghdad Tuesday, killing at least 10 people and wounding 72 others, police said.
A suicide bomber killed at least 53 Shiite pilgrims and wounded 137 others Saturday outside the southern Iraqi city of Basra, authorities said.
At least 72 people were killed Thursday in sectarian bombings in Iraq, including 48 Shiite pilgrims who died in a suicide attack.
Militants who targeted the holy city of Karbala in Iraq won't escape without facing the brunt of national security forces, the prime minister said.
Two car bombs killed five people and injured dozens more Monday in the Iraqi city of Karbala, authorities said.
A suicide bomber killed 20 people and injured 117 others Wednesday in Iraq's holy city of Karbala, south of Baghdad, the Iraqi Interior Ministry said.
Shiite Muslims and police clashed in India-controlled Kashmir Sunday, leaving at least 70 injured, officials said.
Hundreds of riot police on motorcycle and on foot charged outnumbered Iranian protesters chanting anti-government slogans in Tehran Saturday, authorities say.